On Monday morning when I opened my inbox, I had two great emails from two different people, and these great pictures attached:
These fancy people are a group of friends from Conway, South Carolina, that I took on a wine tour last spring. Since then, they have been following the blog and periodically sending me emails. You may remember I posted Marianne's email describing what she, and their friend's daughter went through to get a case of La Gramière to South Carolina. Notice they are all holding empty bottles of La Gramière! Here's what she had to say about the wine:
Dear Amy,Attached is a picture of our group enjoying your Cotes du Rhone! We were all dressed up for our local hospital's Winter Gala fundraiser. Everyone loved the wine! Terry and I opened a bottle shortly after it arrived and I think that it has settled down even more since then.Cheers to you from the Conway, SC gang!
Here's what John had to say:
I picked it up (the wine) in Ann Arbor, about an hour away, and had my camera in the car with me when I thought of the idea on the way back. I just wanted to return to you a tiny bit of the huge enjoyment that I receive from reading your blog. As you’ve no doubt heard before, “you’re living the dream of many.”
Your personal touch really does go a long way. I’m confident your Cotes du Rhone will be stimulating a good deal of interest in this neck of the woods now that I have my hands on some and can share it with my friends both here and abroad.
Best to you and your husband. Looking forward to all of your blogging and looking forward to the next vintage!
Wow, two fan letters in one day, I really don't know what to say, but I sure do appreciate it! Thank you so much!
It's been a busy but exciting three days, tomorrow I'll tell you all about it!